In August, the Ministry of Education held 30 regional hui for anyone wanting to learn more about the changes:
In addition to these events, there are 14 Regional Engagement Leads (all principals) who will also be facilitating conversations at meetings in their respective regions for school leaders to be involved in.
Their details are:
|Tai Tokerau||Doreen Bailey||Taipa Area School|
|Auckland Central and North Shore||Steven Hargreaves||Macleans College|
|West Auckland||Maurie Abraham||Hobsonville Point Secondary|
|Manakau Counties||Tom Van Der Laan||Waiuku College|
|Waikato||John Inger||Morrinsville College|
|Bay of Plenty||Patrick Walsh||John Paul College|
|Hawkes Bay/Tairāwhiti||Robin Fabish||Tamatea High School|
|Taranaki||Paula Wells||Sacred Heart Girls’ College|
|Whanganui / Manawatu||Gary Yeatman||Awatapu College|
|Wellington||Murray Lucas||Tawa College|
|Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast||Daniel Wilson||Nayland College|
|Canterbury||Phillip Holstein||Burnside High School|
|Otago/Southland||Glenis Sim||Tokomairiro High School|
Improving support for students who sit NCEA through Māori-medium education is long overdue. The Ministry is working closely with both Ngā Kura a Iwi o Aotearoa and Te Rūnanga Nui o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori to ensure we are supporting wharekura and working with them to design the changes so that they work for ākonga Māori.
Once you have a good understanding of the NCEA Change Package, we encourage you to hold meetings of your own within your school and wider community. It’s important that teachers, students, and family and whānau also have a good understanding of the changes and how they will impact them.
We have developed a toolbox to help support you with these conversations.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.